August 2018

hejduk
Michael Meredith

generally lacked story action, crisis or ending
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AP145.S2.D24 Red-Yellow Houses

Iíve spent too much time looking at Hejduk in the somber blacks, whites, and grays of Mask of Medusa. The primary colors are striking, luminous, and feel strangely contemporary. . .


John Hejduk. Axonometric of Bernstein House, 1968. John Hejduk fonds, CCA. DR1998:0064:021


John Hejduk. Elevation with notes for Bernstein House, 1968. John Hejduk fonds, CCA. DR1998:0064:014


John Hejduk. Elevation for Red-Yellow House A, 1968-1974. John Hejduk fonds, CCA. DR1998:0075:003


John Hejduk. Elevation for Red-Yellow House A, 1968-1974. John Hejduk fonds, CCA. DR1998:0075:001

A. The shapes (and colors) are the same as Element House: square, circle, diamond . . . red, blue, yellow, gray, black, white.

B. Again the game is compositional. Elements are slightly off-center, near-symmetrical.

C. Columns and walls are both literal structure and compositional device.

D. Squares can be found everywhere, at different scales, if you look for them.

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